For my sixteenth birthday, my mom and I are going up to New York (I'm from the Philly suburbs) for a few days on a culinary-based vacation. We're planning on taking a cooking lesson and also seeing NYU. I've been to New York before, but not since I became a foodie. We're staying right on Washington Square, but we're competent enough with the subway and can take a taxi if necessary. I was planning on a lunch at Shake Shack, but other than that I am having an extremely difficult time deciding where to eat otherwise. We don't have to be extremely cost conscious, but I think that Le Bernardin is probably out of the picture. I was just wondering where we should eat and what I should eat. Thanks for the advice!